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THE BY-LAWS OF T^B
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THE BY-LAWS OF THE
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This Society shall be called the BOSTON ART STU-
DENTS' ASSOCIATION, and its objects shall be :—
First. To supplement the academic training of the
School or Schools of Art connected with the Museum of
Second. To assist its members in their artistic career.
Third, To cultivate a spirit of fraternity among art
Fourth. To- promote the interests of art in the city of
Board of Govern')nent.
The Board of Government shall be a President, a Vice-
President, a Treasurer, a Secretary, and Directors, and if
necessary, an Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Secretary.
The Directors shall consist of not less than fiye members,
and may be increased as the needs of the Association shall
demand. A majority of the Board of Government shall
always be chosen from those persons who are or have been
students in the School or Schools of Art connected with the
Ditties of Office?^ s.
The President shall exercise the usual functions of a pre-
siding officer, and in his absence the Vice-President shall
act for him.
If the President and the Vice-President shall both be ab-
sent from any meeting, the members present shall choose a
The Treasurer shall keep the funds of the Association,
collect all dues, pay all bills approved by the President or
Vice-President, and shall submit an annual report of the
financial condition of the Association, and of all moneys
received and disbursed during the year.
The Secretary shall conduct the correspondence, keep
the records, and issue the notices of the Association.
The Directors shall attend to such duties in connection
with meetings, exhibitions, and other work of the Associa-
tion, as are not specially provided for.
The Board of Government shall have power to fill any
vacancies which may occur among the officers of the Asso-
Membersbij^ in the Association shall consist of four
classes — Active, Associate, Life, and Honorary, but
only those persons who are practising or studying Art, or
are following a profession or industry allied to Art, shall be
eligible for membership in the first three of these classes,
and the number of persons admitted to the Association who
hive not studied in the School or Schools connected with
the Museum shall never exceed one third of its active mem-
Active members shall pay an entrance fee of two dollars,
and such annual fee as Section XVI. of the By-Laws
shall direct. But this annual fee shall be a sum not less
than one dollar or more than four dollars, according to the
need of the Association. These members may enjoy all
the privileges of the Association.
Associate members may be those persons, who, living at
a distance so that they cannot enjoy all privileges of the
Association, shall yet retain their connection with the body,
after having j)aid five dollars into the treasury, either in
annual fees or otherwise, and these persons may at any
time, by application to the Board of Government, be made
active or life member^. They shall have no vote in the
business affairs of the Association, nor shall they be eligible to
hold any position on the Board of Government. They
shall not be assessed for the annual fee, but shall pay one
dollar to the Association every live years. The Committee
in charge of the School or Schools at the Museum, the in-
structors in them, and all those persons who are honorary
members of the Association at the time this By-Law is passed^
may be considered members of this class, but they shall not
be assessed for any fee. \
Life members shall pay an entrance fee of two dollars
and the additional sum of forty dollars, either in one pay-
ment or in successive annual instalments of ten dollars.
They shall enjoy all the privileges of active members, and
always be exempt from the annual fee.
Honorary members shall not be assessed for any fees.
They shall enjoy all the privileges of active members.
Candidates for Admissio7i.
Candidates for admission shall first receive the approval
of the committee on admission. They shall then be sub-
mitted to a vote of the Association at any regular meetings
after having had their names posted at least one week
before the meetinsr. Five negcative votes shall exclude a
candidate. The votes of absent members shall be received
on written proxies only.
Candidates for honorary membership shall be submitted
to the Association to be voted on by the Board of Govern-
ment, but in their case the approval of the committee on
admission shall not be required, nor shall it be necessary to
post their names before the meeting.
The annual meeting for the election of officers, and the
transaction of such other business as may come before
the Association, shall be held on any day between the iirst
day of September and the tenth day of December, that the
Board of Government shall appoint. The President'or
Vice-President shall* be authorized to call additional meetings
upon the written request of any five members, and this
request shall be entered in the records of the Association.
Twelve members shall constitute a quorum for the
transaction of business.
The annual fee shall be due at or before the annual
imeeting. The names of all members who shall not have
paid their fee for the previous year shall be dropped from
the list of membership after having received at least one
month's notice from the Treasurer ; but upon the payment
of all arrears they shall be restored to membership.
Expulsion- from Membership,
Any member who shall be guilty of improper conduct
calculated to bring the Association into disrepute, may be
expelledf from membership by a two thirds vote of the
members present at any regular meeting ; no member shall
be expelled, however, until he shall have had notice of such
intention on the part of the Association, and has been given
an opportunity of being heard in his own defence.
SECTION X. •
Use of Funds.
If the funds in the hands of the Treasurer at the close of
the year, after deducting all expenses, shall have reached
one hundred and fifty dollars, the said sum shall be paid
to the committee in charge of the School or Schools of Art
connected with the Museum of Fine Arts, to be used as
the Association shall direct.
Committee on Admission,
The committer on admission shall be elected -yearly at
any regular meeting of the Association. It shall consist
of five members and three at least of whom shall be persons
who are, or have been, students in the School or Schools
at the Museum.
Committee for Regular Exhibltioiis,
The Board of Government shall constitute a committee
of selection, to which all pictures contributed for the
regular exhibition shall be submitted, and they shall decide
what Works shall be accepted and wdiat rejected.
Rules for JExhibitions,
The Board of Government shall be authorized to make
such special rules and regulations in relation to meetings
and exhibitions as may be found necessary in the discharge
of their duties.
Any section of these By-Laws frop Section I. to Section
XIV. inclusive may be amended or repealed at any regu-
lar meeting of the Association by a three fourths vote of
the members present, notice of the general nature of such
lamendment or repeal having been given at least one month
Ibefore. All other sections may be amended or appealed
ait any regular meeting by a majority vote.
SECTION XV. i
It shall be the duty of the Secretary to make an annual
report of the work of the Association, which report shall,
w^ith the approval of the Board of Government, be printed
and circulated among the members.
The annual fee for active members of the Association
shall be two dollars.
Exhibitions and R^'Ceptions,
There shall be an annual exhibition of work done by the
members of the Association. No work done in the regular
classes of the Schools shall be shown at this exhibition.
The Board of Government shall also be authorized to
appoint such other exhibitions, receptions, or meetings for
social intercourse as may seem to them to be for the wel-
fare of the Association.